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jeremykspk
06-11-2004, 09:03 PM
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STATE REP. JOHN SALAZAR OF MANASSA IS NOW THE LONE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR THE 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT TO REPLACE THE RETIRING SCOTT MCINNIS. SALAZAR WON HIS PARTY‚€™S NOMINATION AT THE DEMOCRATIC 3RD DISTRICT ASSEMBLY LAST MONTH IN PUEBLO WITH 72% OF THE DELEGATE VOTE, KEEPING GRAND JUNCTION MAYOR JIM SPEHAR AND BASALT AUTO DEALER RANDY FRICKE OFF THE BALLOT. ANTHONY MARTINEZ OF CONEJOS WAS TRYING TO PETITION HIS WAY ONTO THE PRIMARY BALLOT, HOWEVER, THE COLORADO SECRETARY OF STATE ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT EVENTHOUGH MARTINEZ TURNED IN 1,215 PETITION SIGNATURES, LESS THAN 1,000 WERE VALID, WHICH MEANS THAT SALAZAR WILL HAVE NO CHALLENGER IN THE AUGUST 10TH DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY. SALAZAR IS CURRENTLY ON A 29 COUNTY TOUR OF THE STATE. HE IS SCHEDULED TO BE IN MONTE VISTA AT THE MOUNTAIN VIEW RESTAURANT FROM 7 TO 8PM TONIGHT, AT THE RAMBLER RESTAURANT IN WALSENBURG FROM 10 TO 11AM TOMORROW AND AT VIMONT PARK IN WESTCLIFFE FROM NOON TO 1PM, ALSO TOMORROW.

THE ALAMOSA CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT, IN THE FINAL NIGHT OF LIQUOR LICENSE VIOLATION SHOW CAUSE HEARINGS, SHUT DOWN LIQUOR SALES FOR THREE DAYS IN THE NEXT MONTH FOR K-BOB‚€™S STEAKHOUSE AND JAMEEL‚€™S LOUNGE, AND SHUT DOWN LIQUOR SALES FOR 5 DAYS FOR BOOTLEG‚€™R BECAUSE OF A PREVIOUS VIOLATION. AS IN THE PREVIOUS HEARINGS, THE COUNCIL VOTED TO SUSPEND K-BOB‚€™S AND JAMEEL‚€™S LIQUOR LICENSES FOR 15 DAYS BUT HELD 12 DAYS IN ABEYANCE FOR A YEAR, LEAVING 3 DAYS TO BE SERVED CONSECUTIVELY. HOWEVER, FOR BOOTLEG‚€™R, THE COUNCIL VOTED FOR A 15-DAY SUSPENSION BUT HELD 10 DAYS IN ABEYANCE LEAVING A 5-DAY SENTENCE TO BE SERVED CONSECUTIVELY DURING THE NEXT MONTH. ALL THREE OF THE BUSINESSES WERE CITED FOR SERVING ALCOHOL TO AN UNDER-AGE PERSON DURING A COMPLIANCE CHECK THAT WAS CONDUCTED BY THE ALAMOSA POLICE DEPARTMENT DURING A COMPLIANCE CHECK ON THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 30TH AND MAY 1ST OF THIS YEAR.

VERN ROMINGER, A 6-TERM RIO GRANDE COUNTY COMMISSIONER WILL FACE A CHALLENGE FROM FORMER DEL NORTE MAYOR DENNIS MURPHY, JR., IN THE AUGUST PRIMARY FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER. MURPHY SAYS THAT IT‚€™S TIME FOR A NEW FACE AT THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE. HE WAS A LONG-TIME MUSIC TEACHER AT DEL NORTE HIGH SCHOOL AND HAS ALSO SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF ACTION 22, AN ORGANIZATION OF SOUTHERN COLORADO CITIES, COUNTIES AND BUSINESSES. ROMINGER SAID THAT HIS EXPERIENCE IS WHAT SEPARATES HIM FROM MURPHY. HE SAID THAT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COUNTY LAND USE AND PLANNING REGULATIONS AND THE CREATION OF A COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION ARE SOME OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE DURING HIS TENURE AS A COMMISSIONER.

THE KOSHARE INDIAN DANCERS FROM LA JUNTA WILL PERFORM AT 4PM ON SUNDAY AT THE A.R. MITCHELL MUSEUM IN TRINIDAD. THE DANCERS ARE BOY SCOUTS WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN A PROGRAM ON AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE. THE YOUTH MUST MEET SEVERAL RIGOROUS CRITERIA TO BE ALLOWED INTO THE GROUP, INCLUDING LEARNING AT LEAST FIVE MAJOR DANCES AND RESEARCHING, DESIGNING AND CONSTRUCTING HIS OWN AUTHENTIC DANCE COSTUME. THE DANCERS PERFORM 50 TO 60 SHOWS A YEAR, TRAVELING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.